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Rachel Bathgate reports from the Catalan Parliament after swearing-in debate

14 May 2018 09:22 PM

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Torra’s appointment comes almost five months after the pro-independence parties held on to their majority in the Catalan chamber in the December 21 election. Yet, the process of appointing a president, thereby allowing the formation of a government, has been a rocky road. After failed bids to swear in deposed leader Carles Puigdemont and jailed MPs Jordi Sànchez (twice) and Jordi Turull, who was jailed before being able to attend the second round of his own investiture, Torra is the fourth candidate put forward for the post. This time the bid was a success because, unlike the other candidates, Torra is not involved in any legal proceedings.

  • Rachel Bathgate reports from the Catalan Parliament after swearing-in debate